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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: What do IPAQ questions mean to older adults? Lessons from cognitive interviews

  Men (n = 19) Women (n = 22) Total (N = 41)
  % n % n % n
Age, years       
   65-69 21.1 4 36.4 8 29.3 12
   70-74 42.1 8 36.4 8 39.0 16
   ≥75 36.8 7 27.3 6 31.7 13
Country of birth       
   Australia 68.4 13 50.0 11 58.5 24
   Other English-speaking country 26.3 5 36.4 8 31.7 13
   Non-English-speaking country 5.3 1 13.6 3 9.8 4
Education       
   No tertiary education 10.5 2 13.6 3 12.2 5
   Certificate or trade 36.8 7 31.8 7 34.1 14
   University degree or high 52.6 10 54.5 12 53.7 22
Employment       
   Employed 5.3 1 13.6 3 9.8 4
   Retired/not employed 94.7 18 86.4 19 90.2 37
Income management       
   Easy 52.6 10 27.3 6 39.0 16
   Not too bad 42.1 8 45.5 10 43.9 18
   Difficult/impossible 5.3 1 27.3 6 17.1 7
Marital status       
   Married/common-law marriage 73.7 14 50.0 11 61.0 25
   Not married 26.3 5 50.0 11 39.0 16
Body mass index (kg/m2)       
   18.5 to <25 (healthy weight) 42.1 8 40.9 9 41.5 17
   25 to <30 (overweight) 47.4 9 40.9 9 43.9 18
   ≥30 (obese) 10.5 2 18.2 4 14.6 6